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Schedule a Visit / Contact the Admissions Office

Great Lakes Maritime Academy visits: The visits consist of a discussion/presentation about the academy (including the application process, career, curriculum and cadets), a walking tour of the campus (including the training ship) followed by group and/or individual meetings. If scheduling permits, the tour will be led by cadets. We require individuals to schedule an appointment prior to making travel plans.

General Visit schedule, Individual appointments required:

  • September–April: Most Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. In 2020, tours of the Training Ship may not be available Please contact us for more information.
  • Annual Open House & Official Visit Day. Typically held in April each Spring. Please contact the academy or check our calendar for the exact date.
  • May–August 2021: The Training Ship State of Michigan will be underway on the Great Lakes. Ship tours may be available at various ports (see ship itinerary). Academy/campus visits are typically scheduled on Mondays or Wednesdays (includes an option to see housing for those who have interest).

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Maritime Admissions Office:

Contact information

Those with last names A–K, primary contact:

Scott Fairbank

Director of Maritime Admissions
sfairbank@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1213

Those with last names L–Z, primary contact:

Judy Druskovich

Admissions Specialist
jdruskovich@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1209

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The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located on NMC's Great Lakes Campus (#5 on the Great Lakes Campus map). The physical address is 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686. (Please note, this is NOT the mailing address.)

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